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Weekly Oil & Gas Notes: Petrobras, Chevron and BP

by Trefis Team
Oil and gas stocks slightly strengthened this week as benchmark crude oil prices remained largely flat after falling sharply by more than 30% since hitting a short-term peak of $115/barrel in June. The growth in demand for crude oil has been slow...
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Weekly Metals And Mining Notes: Newmont Mining, Cliffs Natural Resources And Alcoa

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Metals and mining stocks had an eventful week with the Goverment of Suriname exercising its option to participate in Newmont Mining’s Merian gold project, Cliffs Natural Resources announcing its intention to exit from its Eastern Canadian I...
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Insurance Weekly Notes: MetLife, UnitedHealth

by Trefis Team
During the week ended November 21, the stocks of both MetLife (NYSE:MET), which completed a merger of its subsidiaries, and UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH), which increased its presence on health exchanges for the second open enrollment period, posted po...
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Weekly Tobacco Notes: Philip Morris’ Asia Situation, Reduced-Risk Products Strategy

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In our tobacco industry notes for this week, we focus on Philip Morris ‘ (NYSE:PM) presentation at the the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference. The CEO of the company spoke on the challenges facing Philip Morris in the As...
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Weekly Media Notes: BskyB Transaction, CBS Blackout Averted And Disney’s Focus On China

by Trefis Team
The media industry saw significant activity last week, with BSkyB completing the acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. In an another development, CBS Corporation and Dish Network has agreed to extend the deadline for carriage agreement, ...
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Weekly Pharmaceutical Notes: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb And Roche

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It was a week of new approvals, cancer drug deals and promising clinical trials for big pharmaceutical companies. However their shares, as a whole, did not move significantly and mostly traded in range. While Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) signed a research d...
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Best Buy Beats Its Q3’14 Guidance As Its Renew Blue Initiative Starts To Pay Off

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Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), the largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S., reported surprisingly strong Q3 2015 earnings on November 20th. The company reported $9.4 billion in sales, up 5.4% sequentially and a roughly flat 0.6% year...
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Impact Of Illicit Cigarettes On Philip Morris’ European Business

by Trefis Team
The European Union (EU) contributes around 35% of  Philip Morris International’s (NYSE:PM) revenues (net of excise) and is the most profitable division for the company, with adjusted EBIDTA margins of over 50%. The division contributes over 25% t...
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Gap Cuts Full Year Guidance And Promotes Executives To Brand Presidents

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Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) reported its Q3 fiscal 2014 earnings, which turned out slightly better than the consensus estimate. The company reported 11% rise in its profits to $351 million or $0.80 per share, marginally ahead of the analysts’ estima...
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Weekly Chinese Internet Notes: Baidu In Focus

by Trefis Team
In this Chinese Internet weekly recap, we catch up with online search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU). Baidu made news this week for various reasons. It released further details of its smart bike, courted controversy by reporting discrepancies in riva...
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Railroads Weekly Review: Norfolk Southern, CSX and Union Pacific

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During the past week, amid speculation of a merger between Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) and Canadian Pacific Major, came the news that Norfolk Southern had agreed to purchase a few hundred miles of track from Canadian Pacific’s subsidiary. CSX and...
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Weekly Brokerage Notes: Trading Activity Rises for Ameritrade, E*Trade and Charles Schwab

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TD Ameritrade (NYSE:AMTD), E*Trade Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) released their monthly volume figures for the month of October at the end of last week. October was a positive month for all three in terms of trading activ...
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Industrials Weekly Review: Deere, 3M, Corning and Johnson Controls

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During the past week, Deere (NYSE:DE), 3M (NYSE:MMM) and Corning (NYSE:GLW) announced new product launches, while Johnson Controls announced an increase in its quarterly dividends. Below we give a quick rundown on the most notable events in the l...
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Market Share Expansion Remains Primary Focus For Keurig Green Mountain

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Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR), the leader in speciality coffee brewers, ended its fiscal 2014 on a high note, as the company reported strong numbers in its annual report released on November 19. In the fourth fiscal quarter, the company gen...
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GameStop: Lower Software Sales Offset Growth In Pre-Owned Products and Hardware Sales

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Video game retailer  GameStop (NYSE:GME) was negatively impacted by the lackluster performance of AAA titles released in the third quarter, as the company reported a 0.7% decline in net revenues in its Q3 earnings report, released on November 20....
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